The Nature of Information

A poem by Edward M. Housman. Here's a few choice lines from the first verse: Information is the substance that passes between us when I tell you something. Information persists for a time, then fades back into chaos. Information cannot move without making noise. Laughter is information dancing. Information occupies space. And time. It takes energy to move information. Information is necessary for life, for any organized activity. Information is form without substance, substance without form. Both. Information, like light, has weight; a gigabyte weighs less than a fingerprint.